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How to Write a Letter for a Donation to Help a Family

Updated March 24, 2017

Step 1

Type in your contact information at the top of the letter. The people to whom you send the letter might wish to contact you for more information.

Step 2

Place the recipient’s name and contact information below your own. Address the letter to an individual, rather than an entire company or organization.

Step 3

Explain who you are and what you are trying to accomplish with the letter, which is donations for the family in need.

Step 4

Talk about the family, their needs and how they came to be in the situation they’re in. For example, an illness may have led to the family’s financial downfall.

Step 5

Add information about how to donate, such as where donations can be sent for the family. Include an exact address and to whom any checks should be made out. List your phone number again in case there are any questions.

Step 6

Thank the recipients in advance for their generosity and remind them how much you and the family appreciate their support.

Step 7

Sign the letter with a closing and your full name.

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Mike Johnson has been working as a writer since 2005, specializing in fitness, health, sports, recreational activities and relationship advice. He has also had short stories published in literary journals such as "First Class Magazine." Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in education and history from Youngstown State University.